One Way Love

I just began reading Tullian Tchividjian’s new book, ONE WAY LOVE (INEXHAUSTIBLE GRACE FOR AN EXHAUSTED WORLD). Tullian is the grandson of Billy Graham and the pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Think I’ll let Tullian speak for the next couple of blogs…

“God saves us single-handedly.”

“God’s indiscriminate compassion always gets “religious” people up in arms.”

“The Bible is not a record of the blessed good, but rather the blessed bad…what we discover is that the so-called heroes in the Bible are not really heroes at all. They fall and fail; they make huge mistakes; they get afraid; they’re selfish, deceptive, egotistical, and unreliable. The Bible is one long story of God meeting our rebellion with his rescue…the overhelming focus of the Bible is not the work of the redeemed but the work of the Redeemer.”

“Grace is unconditional acceptance given to an undeserving person by an unobligated giver.”

(Jesus) came to emancipate us from the burden to get it all right, from the obligation to fix ourselves, find ourselves, and free ourselves.”

“…the Gospel only sounds good to a heart that knows it is bad. For people who think they’re good, grace is frustrating.”

“It’s when we come to the end of ourselves that we come to the beginning of grace.”

That should give us something to think about today.

Grace.

~ by jackpickel on January 8, 2014.

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